Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard

Greg Prichard is a Senior Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Weekend talking points

Time to blow whistle on referees' bosses

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Greg Prichard The ARL Commission has got to blow up the refereeing department at the end of the season and start again.

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Decision pending for Origin III referees but panel wants stability

Rugby League St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers  Tigers Robbie Farah  talks to referee Tony Archer at Win Jubilee Oval. Friday March 16th 2012.Pictures Steve Christo SMH Sport/News

Greg Prichard REFEREES Tony Archer and Ben Cummins and video referee Steve Clark appear likely to remain in charge for what is arguably the biggest game in State of Origin history.

Time for Tigers, Sheens to go in different ways

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Greg Prichard 1 One of the things proved by the sorry exit of Wests Tigers over the last two rounds - apart from the fact they weren't up to it this year and the team and coach Tim Sheens have been together too...

Barba's shop expected to remain open, but trade could be limited

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Greg Prichard 1. Will Ben Barba replicate his Dally M player of the year form in the finals?

Raiders' resurgence provides fans a dash of the Green Machine's glory days

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Greg Prichard There is something about Canberra that makes you love them when they are on fire.

Ward given keys to make right call

Greg Prichard VETERAN video referee Chris Ward, who made the biggest decision by an upstairs official in NRL history, has been brought back into the front line by the man who asked him to make that call in the...

Greenberg won't hold back lofty ambitions

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Greg Prichard Canterbury are making plans to parlay their success on the field this season into something huge off it.

Gallen cops it again as Souths star lashes out

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Greg Prichard AFTER being injured and placed on report in the loss to South Sydney on Monday night, Cronulla captain Paul Gallen again found himself in the firing line yesterday, when Rabbitohs star and fellow...

Guilty as charged: Prior preparing for lengthy ban after early plea

Matt Prior and referee.

Greg Prichard ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA forward Matt Prior is expected to receive a suspension ranging from six to eight games when he appears before the judiciary on a striking charge tonight.

Court hears of Ayoub bet claim

Greg Prichard Sydney's Downing Centre Local Court heard yesterday that leading player agent Sam Ayoub placed a series of cash wagers in Queensland on an NRL game that was the subject of an unusual betting plunge.

Court ponders Ayoub's multiple cash bets

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Greg Prichard LEADING player agent Sam Ayoub placed a series of cash wagers on an NRL game that was the subject of an unusual betting plunge, the Downing Centre Local Court heard yesterday.

Rising rookies get Origin whistle jobs

Matt Cecchin

Greg Prichard Referees Ben Cummins and Matt Cecchin were on the way to being given control of State of Origin I after their efforts in the Anzac Day blockbuster between St George Illawarra and Sydney Roosters.

Different video ref always the plan

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Greg Prichard REFEREES bosses Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper always planned to use a different video referee in each of the three State of Origin games this year.

Talking points

Tigers’ Woods more than ready to tee off in Origin

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Greg Prichard The performances of Aaron Woods and Keith Galloway for Wests Tigers in the rain against Melbourne was a reminder of how valuable they might be against Queensland on Wednesday, particularly since the...

League

Old gripe about refs, same old result for Smith's plucky Roosters

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Greg Prichard To their credit, Sydney Roosters coach Brian Smith and captain Braith Anasta said controversial decisions by the match officials - the majority of which went against their side - didn't cost them the...

State of Origin

Harrigan backs refs to stay cool in battle

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Greg Prichard BILL HARRIGAN says he and fellow referees' boss Stuart Raper have not felt compelled to warn tonight's Origin whistle-blowers to ignore what has been reported in the media leading into the game or to...

Roosters keep minds on job as Tigers fightback falls just short

Braith Anasta gets a pass away.

Greg Prichard At the end of a tragic day for Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah and his family, his team still had to play a football game..

Golden opportunity for critics to grumble was just a rare game

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Greg Prichard WHY has one rare game in which golden point extra-time didn't produce a result prompted a push to either get rid of the concept or change the rules altogether?

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Bellamy storms to club's defence

Greg Prichard Now it's war between Melbourne and Canberra, with Storm coach Craig Bellamy accusing the Raiders of criticising his club's tackling technique because Canberra is a club under pressure and Raiders...

Raiders chief gets raw with Storm on 'chin strap' tackles

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Greg Prichard NOW it's war between Melbourne and Canberra, with Storm coach Craig Bellamy accusing the Raiders of criticising his club's tackling technique because Canberra are a club under pressure - and Raiders...